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Marian Battey Andersen and Charles Wheaton Battey Outstanding Teacher Award

About the Award

Marian Battey Andersen and Charles Wheaton Battey (sister and brother) attended the following Lincoln Public Schools: Sheridan Elementary School, Irving Middle School, and Lincoln High School. Marian and Chuck believed that their success in life was a direct result of the notable teachers they had while attending K-12 public schools. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of NE, Marian Andersen enjoyed outstanding local and national service, including being the first woman and non-Lincoln person to head the University of NE Foundation (she also co-chaired its capital campaign). Marian led numerous Omaha charities and national charities including the National Red Cross Board of Directors. Chuck Battey graduated with honors from University of NE and served in executive positions with three major corporations. He was the volunteer leader of many Kansas City organizations including United Way, Public Television and Chamber of Commerce.


Applying for the Award

Application Open: February 1st - February 29th, 2024
Award Amount: $2,250

Criteria: The Marian Battey Andersen and Charles Wheaton Battey Outstanding Teacher Award is given to recognize outstanding leadership or potential for leadership for Lincoln Public School teachers at Sheridan Elementary, Irving Middle School or Lincoln High School. A monetary award will be given to the recipient to use for their professional development. Selection of the award recipient will be based on the following:

  • Commitment – has students and learning as primary focus

  • Learner – has shown professional dedication to learning and improvement

  • Relationships – has demonstrated positive relationships in dealing with staff members as well as students and parents

  • Leadership – has exhibited positive leadership among staff members in ways that influence the students

  • Service – has demonstrated his/her commitment to educational excellence beyond their current sphere of responsibility

  • Approval – has the approval and support of this recommendation from his or her immediate supervisor

Nominating Process: Nominations can be submitted by any individual or group. Self-nominations are accepted.

Selection Process: The selection committee will be facilitated by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Scholarships and Awards Committee.



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